Looking to preorder a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One video-game console? If you had designs on preordering from online megaretailers such as Amazon.com, you’d be out of luck.
At this point, none of the seven PlayStation 4 bundles sold by Amazon are in stock. As for the Xbox One, the Day One edition is unavailable, too. However, the Xbox One Standard Edition is being offered. Opting for the Xbox One Standard Edition comes with a significant caveat, though: It ships based on availability and is not guaranteed to shove off for your doorstep when the console is released on Nov. 22. That means that even if you did preorder the Xbox One Standard Edition via Amazon, it could take a while for you to receive it.
You might be wondering, “What about GameStop?” Don’t bother. Both the PS4 and the Xbox One have been sold out at GameStop for quite some time. The same goes for Toys R Us: There aren’t any PlayStation 4 or Xbox One systems to be had there at this point. And preordered PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems are sold out at Walmart.com, as well. No luck at Kmart, either.
How about Newegg.com? Nope. Newegg doesn’t have any PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles in stock. Think Target will offer you solace? Think again. You won’t find a PS4 or an Xbox One available for preordering at the department-store chain’s site. At this point, you might be exclaiming, “Surely Best Buy can satisfy my next-gen needs!” Well, no. Not at present, anyway. The PS4 and Xbox One are both unavailable.
To recap the situation, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are currently sold out at Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Newegg, Target and Walmart. Both systems are also sold out at Amazon, with the exception of the Xbox One Standard Edition, which ships based on availability and isn’t guaranteed to be sent to those who preordered it on Nov. 22.
So unless we missed any stores, you have two options. The first is to preorder the Xbox One Standard Edition at Amazon and cross your fingers, hoping that it won’t arrive in February. And the second is to wait and see whether the consoles will be restocked at some point. Either way, you’re banking on hope at this point.
What do you think? Have we missed any stores? Have you preordered either console yet? If so, when and from where did you preorder? Please share in the comments below. Note: All of the above information is accurate as of this publication.
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